Dementia Training Australia (DTA) is a consortium funded by the Australian Government to provide nationwide education on the support and care of people living with dementia.
The consortium is made up of five universities – the University of Wollongong, La Trobe University, Queensland University of Technology, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre (University of Tasmania), and the University of Western Australia – and Dementia Australia.
DTA offers a range of courses and resources including e-learning, workshops, webinars and nationally accredited vocational training.
DTA training complements the support provided by DSA to aged-care providers. As part of this support, DSA managers and consultants can refer aged-care providers to DTA for training.
DTA’s work is guided by a 'salutogenic' approach: a focus on factors that support health and wellbeing, and opportunities for a person with dementia to live as full a life as possible.
For more information on DTA courses, services and resources, visit dta.com.au.